I came across the nicest cloche I've found from Pottery Barn
(on line only).
I splurged a bit on it but I really feel it's a life long purchase
because of the extra large size and
the beautiful mercury glass tray
it comes with.
|12.25" wide x 17" Tall|
I stripped everything off the top, shook the linen runner and cleaned all the glass and mirror objects.
This is a picture from Pottery Barn. I didn't capture a good enough shot before I filled it up, but you can see the tray has a wonderful design on it.
I have this white monkey (not everyone likes it but I do) and I was determined to put him in the cloche. I borrowed two books from my shelf on the desk and I added a the brass piece and a little topiary tree I had stashed away.
I bought this monkey from One King's Lane a while ago.
It is from the 1930's
I watched a little video on the Bombay Company web site and this designer was referring to a trend watch he called
"A Well Traveled Home".
He was pointing out how to make your home look like you've collected things over time. As he said "Finding globe trotting elements for an authentic and eclectic mix".
You can watch it if you like- click this link below
My vision when I started decorating this area last year was kind of in line with what he was describing.
Today was my experiment and try things out day. Currently this is where I'm at but I'm not done. I'll show it to you again when I've finished the whole area.
When the Sherlock Holmes movies came out with Robert Downey Jr.- I was intrigued with the decorating. What a fun job it must be to set up all the rooms for the scenes.
Well I can't quite achieve this kind of look but I can have a small go at it!
I antiqued the picture to add a little old world look to it.
It's a bitter winter day here...I'm literally being snowed in. So it was a good day to have a project like this!
I've got a pot roast in the oven and the house smells so good!
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